"More than a space combat sim, more than a first person shooter and more than an MMO: Star Citizen is the First Person Universe that will allow for unlimited gameplay."
A pretty bold statement from Star Citizen creator Chris Roberts, but, given some of the game’s statistics, it’s hard to argue against this claim. Not only has this space sim gained more money than any other crowdfunded game to date, but it’s also the most successfully crowdfunded project of any kind: Star Citizen has now raised nearly $75 million, beating its nearest competitor - a web publishing platform - by $56 million. It's estimated that by the time the game is released the total raised will be closer to $100 million. That’s a pretty big budget for a movie, never mind a video game.
Roberts has quite the pedigree when it comes to space combat sims: the Wing Commander series, Privateer, Freelancer, there are few names as well-known as his when it comes to specific gaming genres. He states Star Citizen will be the culmination of his life’s work, a persistent yet ever-changing universe where players have the freedom to carve out whatever path they wish to follow.
Star Citizen is shaping up to be so much more than an MMO in space; it’s aiming for a level of ambition never before seen in gaming. Should it deliver on its promises, it will become this generation’s World Of Warcraft; a behemoth whose popularity endures for well over a decade.
From what we know so far, here are ten reasons why Star Citizen will blow you away.